The table below looks at the statistics for 2.5G skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2.5G over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
2.5G
Rank 60 - 68
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing 2.5G 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.13% - 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% - 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £395 £300
% change year-on-year
- +31.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
2.5G
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
174 205 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 23.17% 20.96% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 104 94
Median daily rate £433 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £233 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 13
Median hourly rate £37.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.89 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £24.26 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

2.5G
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing 2.5G as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

2.5G Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2.5G
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2.5G across the Reading region.

2.5G Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2.5G
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing 2.5G also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for 2.5G.

1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN

2.5G
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) 2G
1 1 (100.00%) 3G
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) GPRS
1 1 (100.00%) SCCP
1 1 (100.00%) SGSN
1 1 (100.00%) SS7
General
1 1 (100.00%) Billing
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms